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Tweed Funk’s Joseph “Smokey” Holman Battles Back From Cancer

"Well, I’ll tell you; sometimes life can throw you a curve. Take a swing. Who knows? You may hit a home run, but you got to stay in the game."

Blues/Roots Radio in the Birthplace of the Blues

At 12:35 PM on Saturday, November 19th, 2016, WXXO, went ‘On the Air’ and launched Clarksdale’s 24 hour blues and roots radio station, known as XRDS.fm.

TBT – JJ Cale & Leon Russell at the Paradise Studios, LA 1979

Cale himself is constantly smiling, like a kid in a candy store, about to walk out the door with a pocket full of sweets no one knows he has.

Greg Lake, King Crimson and ELP Front Man Dead at 69

The music that Greg Lake left for us will continue to speak to us for many years yet to come. What more could he have asked for?

Mississippi Blues Trail Celebrates 10 Years

The Mississippi Blues Trail Program not only celebrates and immortalizes the state’s vast contributions to the music world, but also draws so many to our state who are yearning for an authentic experience.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About JJ Cale

One of the most reclusive, laid-back artists in the history of blues, rock, Americana, and red dirt country, would have been 78 years old on December 5th.

59th Annual Grammy Awards Nominees Announced

Nominees in the Best Music Video category include the very soulful Leon Bridges for his "River" video.

Canada’s Colin James Does It Again with ‘Blue Highways’

Throughout the album, James showcases his versatility with smooth slide guitar, finger picking, biting leads, and grungy power chords. All are executed with the finesse and style that gives him such a great sound.

Postal Service to Issue Mississippi Bicentennial Stamp

As part of their Statehood Series, there will be a 2017 forever stamp that celebrates the 200th anniversary of Mississippi statehood.

‘A Night In Copenhagen’ Is Memorable

The band is in fine form, and although the music has a vague 70s vibe about it, it sounds fresh and vibrant from the word go. Best of all, the club's audience eats it up!
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